Baking dog treats from scratch is a great activity to fill your time. Especially now, that we’re all staying home way more than we’re used to! Often most ingredients for dog treats can be found in your pantry (especially if you like to bake)
Have them help, baking is similar to a science experiment.
They will taste test and let you know which treats to make more of!
Of course, some dogs are sensitive to some ingredients. If you are trying out a new ingredient in a treat that your dog has not tried before, make sure you monitor your dog’s response to it. If you notice signs of irritation stop giving them that treat.
Many fruits and veggies are ok to give to your pooches in moderation, but if you are unsure check out this list before giving it to your dog.
For this recipe, we are using 2 fruits that obviously make the “good to give you dog” list!
Are a great low-calorie treat for dogs. They contain fibre, antioxidants, and vitamins C and K. These nutrients support the immune system and contribute to overall health!
Are high in potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Veterinarians recommend this fruit as a healthy alternative to fatty, salty treats. Feed them in moderation because bananas do contain a lot of sugar.
- 1 banana-mashed
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries – rinsed well
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter (Make sure there is NO Xylitol -it’s poisonous to dogs)
- Preheat oven to 325°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mash the blueberries slightly and stir well until a ball of dough forms.
- Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and knead for about 5 minutes or until it is soft and elastic.
- Roll the dough with a rolling pin until it is about ½ inch thick.
- Cut out dog bone biscuits with a cookie cutter and place the biscuits on the lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the treats begin to turn brown. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.